• HR Americas: Total Rewards, Big Data, social media and the changing role of HR

    HR Americas: Total Rewards, Big Data, social media and the changing role of HR

    Saturday, 15 November 2014
  • How senior leaders see HR: Clorox, UPS, Accenture at HR Americas

    How senior leaders see HR: Clorox, UPS, Accenture at HR Americas

    Saturday, 15 November 2014
  • China's soaring role in Latin America and how Miami fits in

    China's soaring role in Latin America and how Miami fits in

    Monday, 10 November 2014
  • High-tech exports to Latin America: Overcoming the challenges

    High-tech exports to Latin America: Overcoming the challenges

    Tuesday, 21 October 2014
  • Bandwidth boom: How Latin America stacks up

    Bandwidth boom: How Latin America stacks up

    Tuesday, 14 October 2014
  • Bringing new hires on-board: How L'Oreal changed its approach

    Bringing new hires on-board: How L'Oreal changed its approach

    Thursday, 09 October 2014

News

Miami International Airport sets records for passengers, cargo in 2014

Miami International Airport set records for passengers and cargo in 2014 and plans to continue growth in 2015, officials said.

In 2014, the airport handled 40.9 million passengers, up by nearly 400,000...

WorldCity Staff, 26-01-2015 South Florida Business News

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Hiring talent for tech-oriented companies: Get creative

These are challenging times to hire talent for tech-oriented companies in the Americas. Business is growing fast, and competition is stiff for employees who can be agile in a quickly changing marketplace.

Written by Zach Fagenson on 23 August 2011. Posted in South Florida Business News

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Workforce Florida has pledged more than $2 million for job training and expansion grants for hundreds of Florida port and international trade workers.

Nearly $1 million is to be used to help about 1,000 new and existing workers at port businesses and related companies.

Training for this program is to be coordinated through a partnership between Reynolds, Smith & Hills, Jacksonville-based facilities and infrastructure consulting engineering firm, and the University of North Florida’s Division of Continuing Education.

Up to 600 workers at air-cargo businesses are to have access to $600,000 in grants for training aimed at increasing productivity. This training is to be coordinated though Broward College and Reynolds, Smith & Hills.

“We are proud to part of such an important partnership for Florida’s economy,” said Leerie Jenkins, CEO of Reynolds, Smith & Hills, in a press release. “For businesses like ours, a talented workforce is the cornerstone of success and growth. These training initiatives will help strengthen and expand Florida’s pipeline of trade, logistics and manufacturing.”

Another $600,000 is to create career academies to develop talent for international trade jobs and to forge relationships between local workforce boards and Florida’s deep-water seaports. The project is to create up to 15 career academies in high schools throughout the state, with a focus on international trade logistics and advanced manufacturing for international trade opportunities.

 

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Latest Trade Data

U.S. trade increases 3.01 percent through November


U.S. trade with the world rose to $3.64 trillion through the first 11 months of 2014, according to a WorldCity analysis of the latest U.S. Census Bureau data.

That’s a 3.01 percent increase over the same time period last year. The nation’s exports climbed 2.87 percent to $1.49 trillion and imports climbed 3.11 percent to $2.15 trillion. The overall trade deficit was $659.73 billion up compared to the same period last year, when the deficit was $636.51 billion... 
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Bill Johnson, former PortMiami director, named to lead Enterprise Florida

Bill Johnson, the former director of PortMiami, has been named Florida Secretary of Commerce and chief of Enterprise Florida, the state’s public-private partnership for economic development.

He succeeds Gray Swoope, who resigned the...

WorldCity Staff, 25-01-2015 People

Multinational Directory

WorldCity's Whos Here 2014 Multinational DirectoryWorldCity's multinational directory of more than 1,100 companies with offices in the Greater Miami area, is now available in spreadsheet, as a printed publication or even a free PDF download. Read more.

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